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Gratitude Is Good For Your Health: Thanksgiving Edition

Thanksgiving Day Gratitude
Thanksgiving Day Gratitude It seems the entire nation skips right to the December holidays after Halloween costumes are put away. Black Friday previews creep into early November. Wintery holiday commercials are aired beginning in October, which felt particularly jarring to me this year as we...

Embrace the Suck! The 4C’s of Mental Toughness

The 4C's of Mental Toughness
Embrace the Suck! Adapt and Grow Today, individuals looking for success are bound to find hot takes on the internet and in the popular press, on how to be resilient, have grit, and be mentally tough. In essence, what these terms and phrases have in...

[PSYCH IN 60] Should Students with ADHD Listen to Music While Doing Homework

Should Students with ADHD Listen to Music While Doing Homework
Should Students with ADHD Listen to Music While Doing Homework? I get asked a lot about whether students with ADHD should listen to music when doing homework. The answer is... it depends!Obviously, students with ADHD are prone to auditory distraction. They hear something, like a...

[PSYCH IN 60] What Is the Difference Between Discipline and Punishment?

Punishment and Discipline
What Is the Difference Between Discipline and Punishment? Discipline is good. It is a guide with limitations and expectations while teaching what is appropriate. It is okay. There is nothing wrong with disciplining your child. Having boundaries is a good thing.Discipline is objective. It is...

Practice Pregret Because Regret Is a Useless Emotion

Is Regret a Useless Emotion? I don’t like regret …it’s pretty much a useless emotion. There, I said it, and I realize that such a sentiment might seem rather strange coming from a psychologist. Now let me explain why I harbor this attitude towards the...

[PSYCH IN 60] What Are Cognitive Distortions?

What Are Cognitive Distortions
What Are Cognitive Distortions? Cognitive distortions are illogical or irrational ways of thinking. It's a way our minds trick us into believing that something really isn't true.We all think irrationally from time to time; however, cognitive distortions are inaccurate thoughts that reinforce negative thinking, emotions,...

Hiding Behind the Screen: Anonymity, Cyber Courage, and Cyberbullying

Hiding Behind the Screen: Anonymity, Cyber Courage, and Cyberbullying
The internet and social media have created a number of new ways we can conceive our identities and relationships. It has impacted the way we form social comparisons and evaluate our own achievements and relationships; as well as the way we construct and narrate...

Let’s Talk Lemons: Why Autism Is the Next Stage of Human Evolution

I want to change the way we think and talk about Autism.And it starts with a lemon.Lemons add flavor to our food, water, and tea. And Autism adds flavor to humanity. Too much lemon can be a little bitter. And not enough won't get...

Striking Balance Between Online Gaming and Real-Life Interactions

The Impact of Online Gaming Some wonder what the long-term impact of the increasing extent to which we socialize over the internet will have on real-life social connectedness and interaction.  As noted in previous articles on this topic, social media has provided new ways in which...

[PSYCH IN 60] Best Way to Stop Taking Melatonin or Sleep Aids

Melatonin Sleep Aids
What Is the Best Way to Stop Taking Melatonin or Sleep Aids? Melatonin is a hormone that is secreted by the pineal gland, which is a major player in your body's clock system. Our brain produces melatonin when we are in dim light or darkness...